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Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs.


Stories of Immigration

by Benjamin Brokaw

For more than 30 years, Colonias Development Council of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has addressed the needs of community members living in nearby colonias. Take a look inside their outreach program, Promotoras de Apoyo Familiar.

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018
by Paola Marquez

 Lately, there has been a lot of talk about how immigrants “can’t” integrate into their communities; but let us not forget how immigrants are often prevented from adjusting successfully.

Posted: May. 16, 2018

Featured Resources & Analysis

In recent weeks, we have learned of an increasing number of public charge denials at consulates abroad based on the implementation of new public charge guidance in the Foreign Affairs Manual, or FAM. This new guidance was issued in January 2018 and diminishes the role of the affidavit of support in public charge determinations. 

CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler review the content of the FAM guidance on public charge, how consular officers have been using the guidance in assessing inadmissibility, and what steps you can take to protect your clients.

Last updated: Jun. 15, 2018

The Federal Register Notice for the 18-month termination of TPS for Honduras (from July 5, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2020) was published today, June 5, 2018.

Last updated: Jun. 5, 2018

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—In a June 11 decision, Attorney General Jeff Sessions upended asylum law, finding that victims of domestic violence may not receive the protection of asylum in the United States, even when they come from countries whose governments utterly fail to protect them.

Posted: Jun. 11, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—Revelations in the press about the behind-the-scenes process of denying Temporary Protected Status to various countries show the Trump administration’s disregard for the advice of experts, including senior U.S. diplomats, and other information urging the continuation of the protection.

This backgrounder outlines the range of shortcomings in how TPS decisions have been made and includes links to numerous reports on country conditions that explain why TPS should be continued

Posted: May. 11, 2018